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Jane Haddam Quotes and Sayings

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I really hate those books where the murderer turns
out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter.
- Jane Haddam

I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation.
- Jane Haddam

I've been a teacher at the college level,
in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.
- Jane Haddam

Listen to advice.
You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught
at where at least half the audience fights all the
conventions of the field.
- Jane Haddam

 

You've either got to find a way to make your continuing
characters insteresting without making them maudlin or overwrought,
or you've got to put more emphasis on the suspects.
- Jane Haddam

I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around
my sons' school schedules.
- Jane Haddam

Everybody is a True Believer.
Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of
that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side.
And they're convinced it's fact.
- Jane Haddam

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Nobody in real life ever takes me seriously.
- Jane Haddam

I tend to come up with people more than situations -
most of my books start with a character.
- Jane Haddam

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent,
whose only claim to fame is that its art director went
on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
- Jane Haddam

The Internet makes it possible for people like me to live the way I do now.
Without it, I'd have to be in New York or some other city.
I think the Internet is the greatest invention in history after antibiotics.
- Jane Haddam

My husband used to take care of the business part of this,
and after he died I found I wasn't really any good at it.
I hate remembering who owes me what and bugging them if they haven't paid me.
- Jane Haddam

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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